June 22, 2024

Donegal-based PR and digital media company Inis Communications has expanded its group by appointing Ardara man Connell Kennedy as Account Director.

The transfer offers a Dublin presence for the PR company, as Connell is presently primarily based there.

Inis Communications director, Trish Hegarty, says his appointment “will create thrilling new alternatives for our rising enterprise.”

Trish has grown the company by over 50% since 2018 and has formidable plans for future progress and innovation.

She mentioned: “With nice web connectivity, and the transfer to distant working and on-line conferences, there has by no means been a greater time for Donegal companies to develop. Our shopper base has historically spanned the island and past. However we need to develop and having Connell in Dublin now will increase these plans.”

Connell attracted nationwide consideration in The Irish Instances for his worldwide profession advising purchasers just like the Canadian Tourism Fee and The New Zealander of The 12 months Awards. He has held senior roles in PR companies in Dublin, Vancouver, and Auckland.

Connell is a graduate of the Public Relations Institute of Eire, UCD Smurfit Graduate College of Enterprise and the College of Galway. Primarily based between Dublin and Donegal, he has most lately been a marketing consultant to small and medium enterprises in tourism, well being, tech, and leisure.

“Connell has various business expertise spanning authorities, property, hospitality, meals and beverage, sport and extra,” says Trish Hegarty.

A former Irish Instances and BBC journalist, Trish based Inis Communications in 2004. She’s initially from Stranorlar and is now primarily based exterior Greencastle, in Inishowen.

In 2020, she was a participant within the EMPOWER ladies entrepreneurs programme, and he or she’s simply secured a spot on this yr’s AMBITION programme for ladies founders. Inis Communications has additionally acquired each Native Enterprise Workplace (LEO) and LEADER funding for growing an progressive on-line PR service, which can be launched subsequent month.

Final yr, Trish appointed Greencastle native and ATU media graduate, Beth Reynolds, as Artistic Lead/Account Govt on the company.

“Digital content material is a key a part of efficient PR at present, so we spend loads of time shaping our purchasers’ on-line presence,” says Trish. “Along with high quality editorial content material, nonetheless, most of our purchasers want on-line graphics and video content material too. Beth’s skillset is crucial in assembly these wants. She is our digital media and graphics specialist, and it’s nice to have the ability to recruit graduates with these abilities in Donegal.”

Inis Communications’ award-winning work might be finest identified on this county for #LoveDonegal Day, which reached international audiences of over 33 million in its first yr. Trish and Inis Communications have led PR and advertising initiatives for the non-public and public sector on either side of the border. These embrace Fáilte Eire, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Atlantic Technical College (ATU), Foyle Port, B&B Eire, and the ICTU.

Donegal purchasers presently working with Inis Communications embrace the Killybegs-based Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO) and Spraoi agus Spórt in Inishowen, considered one of Eire’s main social enterprises. The company additionally lately secured nationwide information protection for the funding challenges confronted by the kid abuse charity, Kids at Danger Eire (CARI).

New face at Donegal PR company Inis Communications was final modified: August twenty eighth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin